Port Sanilac Real Estate

This village was originally a lumberjack settlement on the shore of Lake Huron named "Bark Shanty." In the late 1840s and 1850s, the settlement gained its first sawmill, schoolhouse, and general store. In 1854, Bark Shanty's first post office opened. In 1857 the village was renamed to Port Sanilac, as it is in Sanilac Township in Sanilac County. Local legend attributes the name to a Wyandotte Indian Chief named Sanilac.

Local landmarks include the Port Sanilac lighthouse (burning kerosene from its opening in 1886 until its electrification in 1924) and a twenty-room Victorian mansion (now a museum) built in 1872 by a horse-and-buggy doctor, Dr. Joseph Loop.

Port Sanilac - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Port Sanilac: $71,500 / County Avg $239,000


Avg Sq. Ft. in Port Sanilac: 1,442 / County Avg 1,776


Avg Price per/sqft in Port Sanilac:$50 / County Avg $135


Avg Walkscore in Port Sanilac: 28 / County Avg 22


Avg Year Built in Port Sanilac: 1982 / County Avg 1961


Avg Days on Website in Port Sanilac: 67 / County Avg 88


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